General Dynamics Fore River Shipyard Collection
In 1964, General Dynamics purchased the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts from Bethlehem Steel. Continuing operations as a major commercial and naval yard, General Dynamics built naval support ships, nuclear submarines, liquefied natural gas tankers, and other large modern vessels. General Dynamics closed the shipyard in 1986.
Following the closure of the yard, General Dynamics donated this substantial collection of photographs, film, and archival material to MIT. These document ship construction and design at the Fore River yard for the duration of General Dynamics ownership, including some designs never built.
Title: General Dynamics Fore River Shipyard Collection
Creator: General Dynamics Corporation
Dates: circa 1964-1986
Extent: 36 linear feet archives, 41 linear feet photos, and 7.5 shelves of film
Repository: MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collections
Access: Open for research by appointment.
Copyright: Some restrictions may apply. Much of the collection is unprocessed, and access may be limited.
Credit: Hart Nautical Collection, MIT Museum